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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can the presence of a virus be detected through bloodwork from a hospital lab?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes: It depends on what test is done and which is the virus in question. Usually the labs test for antibodies to viruses rather than the virus itself, though some viruses can be cultured. Please specify what virus you are concerned about and what test?
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